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" Neighbours, the Taxes are indeed very heavy, and if those laid on by the Government were the only Ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much by our... "
Poor Richard; or, The way to wealth - Page 1
by Benjamin Franklin - 1820 - 288 pages
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The Ackworth reading book, being selections from the best English authors in ...

Ackworth sch - 1865
...only ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much...our pride, and four times as much by our folly and self-indulgence, and from these taxes the commissioners cannot ease or deliver us by allowing an abatement....
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Colonial Prose and Poetry, Volumes 1-3

William Peterfield Trent, Benjamin Willis Wells - American literature - 1903
...only ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them ; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much...three times as much by our pride, and four times as mach by our folly ; and from these taxes the commissioners cannot ease or deliver us byallowing an...
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Melville's Later Novels

William B. Dillingham - Literary Criticism - 1986 - 430 pages
...nearly so heavy and enervating as those that they impose upon themselves. "We are taxed," he tells them, "twice as much by our Idleness, three times as much...Commissioners cannot ease or deliver us by allowing an Abatement." 47 The point that he wishes to make is that this form of self-taxation is going on without...
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The Panic of 1857 and the Coming of the Civil War

James L. Huston - History - 1999 - 336 pages
...Samuel M. Wolfe, Helper's Impending Crisis Dissected (Philadelphia, 1860), 58. before still applied: "We are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three...as much by our pride, and four times as much by our folly."51 Southerners readily acceded to the necessity of cultivating the middle-class virtues of thrift,...
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Early American Writing

Giles B. Gunn - Fiction - 1994 - 629 pages
...only Ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much...Commissioners cannot ease or deliver us by allowing an Abatement. However let us hearken to good Advice, and something may be done for us; God helps them...
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Autobiography and Other Writings

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 361 pages
...only Ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much...Commissioners cannot ease or deliver us by allowing an Abatement. However let us hearken to good Advice, and something may be done for us; God helps them...
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Recovering Benjamin Franklin: An Exploration of a Life of Science and Service

James Campbell - Biography & Autobiography - 1999 - 302 pages
...to some of us." As examples of these self-imposed 'taxes,' Father Abraham offers the following trio: "We are taxed twice as much by our Idleness, three...by our Pride, and four times as much by our Folly ..." Father Abraham continues with a special emphasis upon the wasting of time. He notes that none...
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Little Gems of Wisdom: Advice from Grandpa

J. D. Kroft - Reference - 2000 - 308 pages
...heavy, and if those laid by the government were the only ones, we might easily discharge them. But we are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three...taxes the commissioners cannot ease or deliver us. —Benjamin Franklin ACHING —A/so see Government Your example means much more than your instruction....
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Duh!: The Stupid History of the Human Race

Bob Fenster - History - 2000 - 288 pages
...flew kites in thunderstorms, advised people who complained about the government imposing taxes that "we are taxed twice as much by our idleness, three...by our pride, and four times as much by our folly." Following Franklin's formula, the wise man would choose idleness over pride or folly as his preferred...
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A Benjamin Franklin Reader

Benjamin Franklin - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 551 pages
...only ones we had to pay, we might more easily discharge them; but we have many others, and much more grievous to some of us. We are taxed twice as much...commissioners cannot ease or deliver us by allowing an abatement. However let us hearken to good advice, and something may be done for us; God helps them...
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